The General Education (GenEd) curriculum at Kaskaskia College is considered to be a vital component of degree programs as it provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attributes required for success in their endeavors beyond their time at the college. KC has established GenEd Student Learning Outcomes that define expectations for what students are expected to achieve upon successful completion of the curriculum.
General Education SLOs and Curriculum Map
The Kaskaskia College General Education Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are primarily aligned to the academic areas as indicated on the core degree sheets found in the Catalog for each degree program. Courses listed for each area are the primary means for which degree-seeking students achieve corresponding GenEd learning outcomes. Instructors teaching these courses are expected to offer an opportunity to achieve the aligned SLO(s) in their course and collect/submit any required data for the purpose of assessment of student learning.
|General Education SLOs||AA, AS, AFA, AES Degree||AAS, AGS Degree|
|Written Communication||Area I. Communication||Area B. English Composition Requirement|
|Verbal Communication||Area I. Communication||Speech Course or aligned in Program|
|Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning||
Area II. Mathematics
Area III. Physical and Life Science
|Area A. Natural Sciences and Mathematics|
|Human Expression||Area IV. Humanities and Fine Arts||Area B. Arts and Humanities|
|Explaining Human Behavior||Area V. Social and Behavioral Science||Area C. Social Science|
|Diverse Perspectives||Diverse Perspectives (Public Act 87-581)||Diverse Perspectives (Public Act 87-581)|
|Ethical Reasoning||Area VI. Core Values||Area E. Core Values|
|Lifelong Learning||Area VII. Health and Personal Development||Area D. Health and Professional Development|
For a list of aligned courses, please consult the applicable college catalog. This is the list for 2023-2024 academic year.
General Education Assessment
General Education Student Learning Outcomes are established to be effective for a duration of five years, during which assessment student learning data are assessed in accordance with a define assessment schedule. This schedule ensures that each GenEd SLO is analyzed at least twice during a five-year period. Analysis of GenEd SLOs and any actions regarding improvement to student learning is documented in an assessment report. Assessment data are collected in each course aligned with a GenEd SLO every time a course is taught.
The assessment schedule for the 2022-2027 academic years is as follows:
|General Education SLO||2022-2023||2023-2024||2024-2025||2025-2026||2026-2027|
|Written Communication||collect data||analyze||collect data||analyze||collect data|
|Verbal Communication||collect data||analyze||collect data||analyze||collect data|
|Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning||collect data||collect data||analyze||collect data||analyze|
|Human Expression||collect data||collect data||analyze||collect data||analyze|
|Explaining Human Behavior||collect data||collect data||analyze||collect data||analyze|
|Diverse Perspectives||analyze||collect data||collect data||analyze||collect data|
|Ethical Reasoning||collect data||analyze||collect data||analyze||collect data|
|Lifelong Learning||collect data||collect data||analyze||collect data||analyze|